When “American Idol” debuted back in 2002, who would have thought there was so much undiscovered talent in America? With each season that passes, you remember not only the winner but the one or two others that were just as good or even better than the winner (depending on individual opinions). Some of these contestants even went on to get record deals and become famous in their own rights. Here is a look at the most memorable contestants of “American Idol”.
Constantine is from season 4 of “American Idol”. He was memorable for his good looks and his sense of rock style. He didn’t make it to the final two that season, but he sure left an impression on many of the female fans.
How could anyone that watched season 1 of “American Idol” not know this guy? He made it to the bottom two with season one winner Kelly Clarkson. He was memorable for his wild hair and the constant rumors that Kelly and him were an item during the show.
Jennifer was on “American Idol” season 3. She didn’t come even close to the bottom two and was sent packing halfway through the top twelve eliminations. Jennifer went on to hit it big in movies and music. She was memorable for her voice being full of soul.
Michael was a contestant on the previous season of “American Idol” (season 9). He gave it his all with all his songs and was saved during elimination night by the judges. “Big Mike” as his friends called him, missed the birth of his daughter so he could pursue his dream of fame with “American Idol”. How much memorable can you get?
Kimberly was a contestant on season 2 of “American Idol”. While she didn’t make the bottom two, she did make a name for herself on the TV Guide channel doing commentary on (yes, you guessed it!) “American Idol”. She is memorable because she was a sweet girl with a big voice.
This southern belle was a contestant on “American Idol” season 5. She is definitely memorable for her anything but her singing on the show. She was constantly being made fun of her absent-minded ways. She is most memorable for being a little overly sheltered in life and a little on the dense side. She made her big break into country music after being on Idol.
Sanjaya was on season 6 of “American Idol”. He was voted off about halfway through the elimination of the top twelve. He is most memorable for the infatuation he ensued in teenage girls nationwide. He gained a little notoriety after Idol.
David was the runner up of season 7 on “American Idol”. This was a special season since both the bottom two contestants were named David. Archuleta is memorable because he was a sweet kid with an amazing voice who also made the teenage girls go crazy!
Allison was a contestant on season 8 of “American Idol”. While she was just 16 years old, this girl could rock it out! She is most memorable for her wicked crazy style and her awesome rocky voice. She is one who will be stamped in your memory throughout the seasons to come.